Definitions for: Limited


[adj] including only a part
[adj] not unlimited; "a limited list of choices"
[adj] having a specific function or scope; "a special (or specific) role in the mission"
[adj] small in range or scope; "limited war"; "a limited success"; "a limited circle of friends"
[adj] not excessive
[adj] mediocre
[adj] subject to limits or subjected to limits



Webster (1913) Definition: Lim"it*ed (l[i^]m"[i^]t*[e^]d), a.
Confined within limits; narrow; circumscribed; restricted;
as, our views of nature are very limited.

Limited company, a company in which the liability of each
shareholder is limited by the number of shares he has
taken, so that he can not be called on to contribute
beyond the amount of his shares. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.

Synonyms: circumscribed, constricted, controlled, finite, incomprehensive, minor, moderate, modest, modified, narrow, noncomprehensive, pocket-size, pocket-sized, qualified, restricted, small, small-scale, special, specific

Antonyms: limitless, unlimited

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Famous Quotes Containing Limited:


For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

-- Laozi (Chinese Philosopher)

By fighting a limited, defensive war, America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.

-- Nguyen Cao Ky (Vietnamese Politician)

So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don't want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.

-- Kim Dae Jung (South Korean Leader)

For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown.

-- A. R. Ammons (American Poet)

And never - not in a single case - was the explanation, 'I was pressured to do this.' The explanation was very often, 'The limited data we had led one to reasonably conclude this. I now see that there's another explanation for it.'

-- David Kay (American Scientist)

In a prime-time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have.

-- Conan O'Brien (American Entertainer)

If you come from a normal family, you immediately start playing the role of a boy, a girl a man or a woman, but I'm sure you'll agree with me that those are only roles, limited roles, at that.

-- John Lone (American Actor)

When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music.

-- Tom Glazer (American Musician)

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.

-- Konrad Adenauer (German Statesman)

The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains.

-- Napoleon Bonaparte (French Leader)

Socialist democracy is not, a luxury and its need is not limited to the most advanced industrial countries.

-- Ernest Mandel (Belgian Author)

My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.

-- C. L. R. James ( Journalist)

All too often in tough economic times, it is the environment that gets left on the cutting room floors of Congress as everyone scraps for limited federal dollars.

-- Debbie Wasserman Schultz (American Politician)

Well, my relationship to America at the time I left was very limited.

-- Harry Mathews (American Author)

Four years of world war, at a cost in human suffering which our minds are mercifully too limited to imagine, led to the very clear realization that international anarchy must be abandoned if civilization was to survive.

-- Arthur Henderson (British Politician)

Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem.

-- Allen Klein (American Businessman)

I've always chosen incredibly different roles and things that are quite offbeat. That way you're not limited.

-- Anna Friel (English Actress)

I have brought a PS2 on set with me before. But games can be really addicting, and that's dangerous. So I tend to keep it fairly limited on a certain level.

-- Christian Slater (American Actor)

Most enlightened men now recognize that General Jackson is not fitted to fill the office of President; his limited experience of anything to do with civil government and his great age make him incompetent.

-- Jared Sparks (American Educator)

My icons do not raise up the blessed savior in elaborate cathedrals. They are constructed concentrations celebrating barren rooms. They bring a limited light.

-- Dan Flavin (American Sculptor)

We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins.

-- E. Stanley Jones (American Theologian)

When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films.

-- Geena Davis (American Actress)

I will direct one day, but I have a feeling that it will be very limited.

-- John Travolta (American Actor)

Community health centers do a great deal with limited resources. They provide critical medical care services to many who would otherwise have no other place to go or would end up in an emergency room.

-- Jan Schakowsky (American Politician)

The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they've been at other times.

-- Angus Wilson (British Novelist)

I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding.

-- Jackie Cooper (American Actor)

What I wanted to do and what I needed to do was something entirely different, and through reading Roussel I learned that I could do what I wanted all on my own and that I didn't have to rely on what had actually happened in my somewhat limited life and reading.

-- Harry Mathews (American Author)

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.

-- Annie Besant (English Philosopher)

I always try hard to arrange all media in a way so that it expresses what I want - this is not limited to one medium alone and varies from case to case.

-- Alva Noto (German Artist)

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.

-- Edward Hopper (American Artist)

Agents and producers have to get you into a box to accommodate their limited imaginations.

-- Imelda Staunton (English Actress)

All forces are a deterrent to and would be employed in a general war. Most of our forces could be employed in a limited war, if required.

-- Thomas S. Gates, Jr. (American Public Servant)

When I'm on TV, I'm often talking to a conservative host. I may have another conservative arguing with me. You've got very limited time, and you're using 'sound-bite' type language.

-- Juan Williams (American Journalist)

When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation.

-- Abu Bakr (Saudi Arabian Statesman)

Don't just work for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction.

-- Kathy Ireland (American Model)


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